Sunday, after a very successful few hours with the adhesive patch on Little Buddy, I thought there had to be a better way to do this. He does great with that band aid patch on but every time I peel it off I feel bad. I think that peeling it off everyday is going to eventually cause us problems and then he just might not be so compliant. I started searching online and found there are all sorts of people out there that sell homemade patches. Well I thought to myself, I can do that, so during a wee break in my schedule yesterday I stopped by Michael's and got some supplies.
I measured and area much bigger than his glasses and the current patch he uses as these new ones will fit over his glasses frames and there can be no room for peeking/cheating. I made the front part a double thickness as my felt was very thin and you could see through it a bit if you tried. I made a sort of sleeve by sewing the front to the back leaving enough room for the lens and bridge of the glasses to fit through. And then I plopped on some stickers made for foam decorating. They will do nicely and if they fall off I have loads more to stick on. Of course I was doing this all late last night after work so I did not know if it would even work until I tried it on the Little Man today.
I think we have success! I made the side taper down, but left enough coverage so there is no peeking out in that direction.
These just might help us make this patching thing easy peasy. Little Buddy quite likes them so far. We will see when we give them the big two hour test today. I see he might want to take them off as he can get those glasses off pretty fast all by himself, but hopefully he will go with the flow and keep them on.
Yes there are now more glitter decorations in my windows. These eggs, eleven in all, were a two day project. And let me just tell you the glitter tsunami in my house was something to see. Why am I so obsessed with glitter things in my window? I might have a wee bit of a problem with it. I just can't get over how fun it is to see them spinning and catching the light. I like these far more than those Valentine hearts, I just might have to get rid of those next year. I had so much fun making each and every egg a little different. Little Buddy was very excited to see them, although it is not easy to keep an active four year old from pulling the newspaper covering the table with all the glitter on it. These eggs are large, sparky and they make me smile. I wish I could tell you my glitter adventures are over but I have yet another project planned for after Easter. No empty windows in my kitchen that is for sure.
Sunday found Little Buddy and I having an impromptu picnic on my driveway. He thought it was great. I forgot how such a simple thing could be so much fun.
Okay I better get going and do my real paperwork.
Have a great day.